Florida Atlantic University was founded in 1961, in Boca Raton on an 850-acre site located near the Atlantic Ocean. The campus is conveniently located halfway between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale and offers a broad range of academic programs, activities, and services. The Boca Raton campus provides an exciting and supportive learning environment for students. The Student Union hosts student activities and meetings. In addition, its 2,500-seat Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium enables students to enjoy performances ranging from rock bands to the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. The campus supports two cafeterias and has an attractive array of accommodations for its residential students. The Boca Raton campus is also home to FAU's Division I Intercollegiate Athletics program and facilities. Its recreation complex includes an aquatic center, gymnasium, tennis courts, wellness center, track, and a variety of fields for club and intramural sports competition. The five-story S.E. Wimberly Library houses a large collection of monographs, serials, and other academic resources. Computer labs, study lounges, a media center, and tutoring services also provide valuable academic support for students. The Boca Raton campus hosts art exhibits, theatre productions, and concerts in its two galleries and theatre. Visiting performers and speakers add to the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the campus.
Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.PH
Sir Richard Doll Professor
Charles Hennekens is the first Sir Richard Doll Professor and senior academic advisor.
Cardiovascular Disease Strengths and Limitations of Descriptive and Analytic Studies Prevention and Treatment of Chronic and Acute Diseases Preventive and Internal Medicine Epidemiology Study Design Research
Sameer Hinduja, Ph.D.
Sameer Hinduja is recognized internationally for his work on the subjects of cyberbullying, safe social media use, and youth well-being.
Safe Social Media Use Cyberbullying
Ken Johnson, Ph.D.
Ken Johnson's research covers housing, housing cycles, and mortgage markets.
Rental Housing Real Estate Markets Homeownership Real Estate Real Estate Economics
Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D.
He studies the sensory biology and behavior of sharks and their relatives as well as their seasonal migrations in southeast Florida.
Telemetry Rays Shark Behavior Sensory Biology Elasmobranchs Comparative Morphology Sharks Migration
Taghi Khoshgoftaar, Ph.D.
Taghi Khoshgoftaar researches computer security and intrusion detection systems.
Computer Security and Intrusion Detection Systems Software Engineering Machine Learning Data Mining Big Data Analytics Biomedical and Health Informatics
Brian LaPointe, Ph.D.
Research Professor at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Brian Lapointe’s research interests include algal physiology and biochemistry, marine bioinvasions and marine conservation.
Marine Bioinvasions Coral Reef Ecology Algal Physiology Biochemistry Seagrass Ecology Eutrophication Marine Conservation
William Louda, Ph.D.
WIlliam Louda studies algal blooms, water quality, and how that affects microalgal communities (phytoplankton, periphyton, epiphytes etc.).
Algal Blooms Organic Geochemistry Phosphorus Pollution Photosynthetic and Accessory Pigments Microalgal Communities Pigment-Based Chemotaxonomy Global Climate Change Chemistry for Environmental Scientists
William Luther, Ph.D.
William Luther, Ph.D., is an expert in monetary economics and macroeconomics.
Economic Growth Unemployment Business Cycles Inflation Monetary Policy Cryptocurrency Bitcoin
Colin Polsky, Ph.D.
Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Colin Polsky is trained as a geographer, specializing in the human dimensions of global environmental change.
U.S. Climate Vulnerabilities Geography Humanities Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Mathematics French Science & International Affairs
Robert Rabil, Ph.D.
Robert Rabil is an expert in political Islam, terrorism, U.S. foreign policy, and U.S.-Arab relations.
U.S. Foreign Policy Reform in the Arab world U.S.-Arab Relations Terrorism Political Islam Transnational and Revivalist Movements Arab-Israeli Conflict Contemporary Middle Eastern and Southeastern Politics